Biography of Thomas Oldfield
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Oldfield, Thomas, was born in Hornby in 1831, son of Samuel and Harriet Hurd Oldfield, natives of New Jersey and Connecticet. The father came to Hornby about 1820 and married here. The parents died in 1867 and 1839, aged sixty eight and thirty eight, father and mother, respectively. When Mr. Oldfield was seven years old he came with his parents to his present farm, where he has since resided. At the age of twenty one he purchased the place, consisting of 169 acres. In 1853 he married Phoebe M. Gould, a native of New Jersey. They have five children: Gideon G., Samuel, Hattie, Ann May, and Sarah G. Hattie is the wife of J. W. Bucher; Ann May is the wife of E. L. Townley; Sarah G. is the wife of L. H. Ferenbaugh. Five children are deceased, all under the age of ten years. Mr. Oldfield has filled the offices of assessor. justice of the peace, and supervisor.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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